The powerful forces of gravity and magnetism channel matter into huge flattened spinning platters known as accretion disks.
The direction of polarization for a quasar is determined by the accretion disk surrounding it.
Their gravitational pull can draw in huge amounts of gas, which swirls in a thick donut-shaped pattern known as an accretion disk.
The accretion of interest groups is not a uniquely American problem.
The appearance greatly improved, and the accretion in seven years after thinning showed 160 per cent.
With any accretion allowed, the concentration of wealth is irresistible.
Organisms are not added to by accretion, as in the case of minerals, but by growth.
The only difficulty in this accretion is to secure debtors that will not die.
Nor must we despise them when we reflect upon their power of accretion.
She was in a state of rare contentment, an accretion to the gaiety that was hers by nature.
accretion ac·cre·tion (ə-krē'shən)
Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.
Increase by addition to the periphery of material of the same nature as that already present, as in the growth of crystals. Also called accrementition.
Foreign material, such as plaque or calculus, collecting on the surface of a tooth or in a cavity.
The growing together or adherence of body parts that are normally separate.